Blood, Sweat & Tears - Blood, Sweat & Tears

Total download size: 3.0 GB Total play length: 1:09:30
Cover art included, liner notes not included

Blood, Sweat & Tears are truly a worldwide gift to rock and jazz fusion enthusiasts everywhere. Over four decades in the music business and still going strong, their hit albums and top charting singles continue to captivate millions of fans all over the globe.

In 1969, BS&T's lead vocalist David Clayton-Thomas entered this stellar group of jazz and rock musicians, bringing a handful of new songs as they delivered the monumental Grammy Album of the Year with Blood, Sweat & Tears.

Winner of three Grammy Awards in 1970, this absolutely mind-blowing album peaked at No. 1 on the U.S. charts, staying there for seven weeks, going double platinum by the end of 1969 and stayed on the Top 40 for 66 weeks.

For a brief period at the end of the '60s and the start of the '70s, Blood, Sweat & Tears, which fused a rock & roll rhythm section to a horn section, held out the promise of a jazz-rock fusion that could storm the pop charts. The band was organized in New York in 1967 out of the remnants of the Blues Project by keyboard player/singer Al Kooper and guitarist Steve Katz of that group, and saxophonist Fred Lipsius. The rhythm section consisted of bassist Jim Fielder and drummer Bobby Colomby, and the horn section was filled out by trumpeters Randy Brecker and Jerry Weiss and trombonist Dick Halligan.

This eight-piece band signed to Columbia Records and recorded Blood, Sweat &Tear's debut album, Child Is Father to the Man, which was released in February 1968. Cofounder Kooper then departed, and the group was reorganized. Singer David Clayton-Thomas was added, Halligan moved to the keyboards, and trumpeters Chuck Winfield and Lew Soloff replaced Brecker and Weiss, with Jerry Hyman being added on trombone. This nine-piece unit, working with producer James William Guercio, made Blood, Sweat & Tears' self-titled second album, released in January 1969.

Blood, Sweat & Tears was a runaway hit, spawning three gold-selling Top 10 singles, "You've Made Me So Very Happy," "Spinning Wheel," and "And When I Die," selling three million copies and winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

Variations on a Theme by Erik Satie (1st and 2nd Movements - Adapted from Trois Gymnopedies')
Smiling Phases
Sometimes in Winter
More and More
And When I Die
God Bless the Child
Spinning Wheel
You've Made Me So Very Happy
Blues, Pt. 2
Variation on a Theme by Erik Satie (1st Movement - Adapted from Trois Gymnopedies)
More and More (Live)
Smiling Phases (Live)

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Fantastic sound

posted on 01/03/2020
5 Stars
Absolutely amazing recording. Probably one of the best in my collection. Incredible that a recording produced in the late 60's early 70's can best so much that has followed it. Incredible detail, space, and three dimensionality. Restores my faith in the digital medium and that it can be done right.

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